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Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research


Awareness training for organisations to avert and deal with crises
Further information can be found on the AktOr website.

Duration: 15 July 2012-31 October 2014

Projektlogo Aktor (blau)

Research question

Increasing complexity and the associated risks and potential hazards present organisations with increased challenges in maintaining the safety of their operations. How can organisations operate successfully in environments where small mistakes can have serious consequences?

Research method

The project is based on social science findings about so-called High Reliability Organisations (HROs), i.e. organisations that achieve a high level of reliability despite operating in complex environments. The project is based on the assumption that operators of critical infrastructure can benefit from HRO principles. The aim of the project is to translate these principles into crisis training that can be used in the context of human resource and organisational development processes to build a culture of mindfulness and thus increase the safety and reliability of an organisation.

Project partner


Location & approach

Exit 13 (Kreuz Dortmund Nord-Ost), direction Derne/Schwerte (B236), 1st exit direction Dortmund-Eving, next traffic lights turn right (Kemminghauser Str.), after 2.7km turn left (Evinger Str./B 54), after 1.1km traffic lights turn left (Deutsche Straße), after 500m on the left is the Evinger Platz.

From the Bundesstraße 1 (extension A40 or A44) to the intersection B1/B236 direction Lünen, 3rd exit direction Dortmund-Eving.

Exit Dortmund Hafen, turn left until the intersection Münsterstraße (B54), direction Eving, after about three kilometers turn into Deutsche Straße.

You can download an enlarged general map here

From Dortmund Airport, it takes just about 20 minutes to get to Dortmund Central Station by AirportExpress and from there to the university by subway (U-Bahn) 41. The stop is "Zeche Minister Stein". A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university station. From there, you can get directly to Dortmund Central Station.

From Dortmund Central Station, take the U 41 light rail (direction Brambauer / Brechten). The stop is "Zeche Minister Stein". The Minister Stein Center is located on the right in the direction of travel of the streetcar.

You can find an overview map here.